- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 01 June 2011
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
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Robbie Nell Joyner, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, devoted wife and caring friend, was called home on May 24, 2011.
She was born September 25, 1920 to Will and Mary Newsome of Purley. Robbie married Ray Joyner on January 14, 1939. Their marriage spanned 63 happy years, and centered around the family farm. Early on in their marriage, they farmed and raised cattle, eventually running a dairy farm in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Besides working on the farm with Ray, Robbie worked at the glove factory in Mt. Vernon and in later years, was the floor supervisor for Winzen Research in Sulphur Springs. A proud moment for her was seeing her company build and launch the signature balloons for the 1972 Olympics in Munich, German.
Robbie will be remembered for her honesty, integrity and hard work. We are thankful that she left a legacy of faith and prayer for her friends and family. More personally, we will always remember the joy she found in sewing and gardening, and her love of travel.
Robbie is survived by two daughters: Shirley Gable of Tyler, Wanda Clinton and son-in-law Gary of Dallas; grandchildren Todd Gable and Kristi of Plano, Sandra Hendrix and John of Flint, Kati Clinton Robson and Chris of Zurich, Switzerland; great grandchildren Sam, Wade and Blake Gable, and Avery Hendrix.
In lieu of flowers, Robbie’s family requests that donations be made to the Purley Cemetery Working Fund.